Farewell Vava´u

L'Esprit de la Mer
Dr Chris Bates
Sat 12 Oct 2013 01:31
We leave Neaifu In the early hours of tomorrow . Sad to leave because of the friendlinees we have found here . Penny left the market with baskets of fruit from the stallholders given to us as leaving presents . Departure has been delayed by stormy weather this week and by the dingy deciding to fall apart . This problem solved by Joe at the shipyard who glued it back together for us . Now on to The Happai group of islands (still Tonga ) where the snorkelling is supposed to be world beating .
Vavaú isn a place to come back too and we intend to revisit next year and to compete is the regatta week which starts today . The weather seems to very settled for the week which is the reason to leave .